GPS in Kauai

Dec 22nd, 2008, 05:29 PM
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GPS in Kauai

We are going to Kauai and were wondering if our GPS will work there?

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Dec 22nd, 2008, 06:43 PM
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Suggest you read this thread (the gist of which is that it's almost impossible to get lost on Kauai, so there's no point):

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=1
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Dec 22nd, 2008, 06:54 PM
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I know mine definitely will NOT.
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Dec 22nd, 2008, 08:46 PM
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Is this the thread?

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=35141462
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Dec 23rd, 2008, 06:01 AM
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Yes, your GPS will work anywhere on Earth, provided you have no obstructions to the satellites.

That said, if your GPS has maps of Kauai, it will show the roads, otherwise it will just provide the latitude and longitude.
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Dec 23rd, 2008, 06:25 AM
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Who cares if one gets lost on Kauai?
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Dec 23rd, 2008, 06:35 AM
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Global
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System

why wouldn't it work ANYWHERE in the world?
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Dec 23rd, 2008, 06:48 AM
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"work" is a relative term. Yes, the receiver will pick up signals from satellites. That will tell where you are. If it doesn't have Hawaii maps loaded then it doesn't matter if it picks up 10 satellites, it won't "work" as I suspect you desire - to tell you how to get where you want to go.

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Dec 23rd, 2008, 06:48 AM
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Have you checked into the exchange rate with the US Dollar and the Kauaian Puka?
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Dec 23rd, 2008, 06:51 AM
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"work" is a relative term. Yes, the receiver will pick up signals from satellites. That will tell where you are. If it doesn't have Hawaii maps loaded then it doesn't matter if it picks up 10 satellites, it won't "work" as I suspect you desire - to tell you how to get where you want to go.

You and I understand that, but the original question was "will our GPS work there?"
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Dec 23rd, 2008, 08:42 AM
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Go without the GPS. Life is too short to bring your electronics. Be brave. Its fantastic there.
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Dec 23rd, 2008, 09:10 AM
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I agree with Gypsy Maiden- leave the GPS at home. Kauai is a wonderful, isolated tropical paradise. Enjoy being away from it all.
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Dec 25th, 2008, 04:06 PM
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Sorry to be the voice of dissent ... but before I knew Kauai well, it helped me to have my GPS. I didn't have to think about how to get to Waimea Canyon; Hamura's Saimin; Roy's; the address for the orchid store; or which street to turn on the first time I was looking for my condo.

My GPS came loaded with maps for the U.S. -- and that includes Hawaii. FYI, if your GPS is similar to my Garvin, you can buy an SD card from the manufacturer (or on ebay) for whatever country or territory you need. I bought one for Ireland, N. Ireland, and the U.K. and it was fantastic.

But all that said ... you don't really "need" a GPS for Kauai.
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